[Tagging] lanes tag dispute

Martin Koppenhoefer dieterdreist at gmail.com
Sun Sep 18 13:33:40 BST 2011

2011/9/18 Erik Johansson <erjohan at gmail.com>:
> On Sun, Sep 18, 2011 at 1:47 PM, Nathan Edgars II <neroute2 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Currently user Alv is trying to redefine the lanes tag to say that it must
>> include all turn lanes:
>> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/w/index.php?title=Key:lanes&action=history
> I've had this discussion before 2007 and I've always said and heard
> that lanes is always all the lanes on the road. This very easy
> definition goes back to the first version of the key:lanes page. See:
> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/w/index.php?title=Key:lanes&oldid=85670

+1, lanes from the very beginning were to indicate all lanes of the
road. Opposed to this was the common practice, not to split an highway
because of a short lane for turns (otherwise we would for example have
had to split a motorway at every exit which I never saw in the actual


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